Guwahati, August 20, 2019:
Indian pacer S Sreesanth’s ban will end next August, as ordered by BCCI Ombudsman D K Jain observing that the cricketer is well past his prime having already served six years.
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The BCCI banned Sreesanth, who is now 36, for life in August 2013 along with his Rajasthan Royals teammates Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan for indulging in alleged spot-fixing in the IPL of that year.
However, the Supreme Court on March 15 this year set aside the BCCI disciplinary committee’s order.
As per the order, it is stated, “For Mr. Sreesanth, who is now in his late thirties, his prime years as a Cricketer, particularly as a fast bowler may already be over.”
In the order, Jain said, “I am of the view that banning Mr. Sreesanth from participating in any kind of commercial Cricket or from associating with any activities of the BCCI or its affiliates, for a period of seven years with effect from 13.09.2013, i.e. the date from which, the period of ban imposed by the Disciplinary Committee had commenced, will meet the ends of justice.”
On the other hand, Sreesanth has all along maintained that the allegations are false and he is innocent.
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